Hey fashion speaker!
I hope you had an unforgettable New Year’s Eve and are ready for the upcoming fashion year 2012. As you know, it’s always interesting to have a sneak peek at the past year to be open for an increadible start into the next year. Here are the 10 best and worse fashion moments in 2011:
1_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: John Galliano’s eviction
In February 2011 John Galliano went on an anti-Semitic rant at a bar in Paris. He was immediately suspended and subsequently fired from his 14-year post as the creative mind at Christian Dior. He also got layed off from his eponymous label a few weeks later.
This was the greatest fashion scandal of the year.
Photo: The Hollywood Gossip
2_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Fashion muse Lady Gaga
One thing is def. save to say: Ms. Gaga was the most influential figure in fashion this year. In March, she walked the runway for her stylist Nicola Formichetti’s first womenswear show for Thierry Mugler after that she was seen on several magazine covers as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and got her own holiday workshop at Barneys New York. Lucky her!
3_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Christophe Decarnin leaving Balmain
Due to the absence at Christophe Decarnin’s Fashion Show for Balmain in Paris, the fashion world got a bit confused whether the rumors of having a nervous breakdown might be really true. The fact of the matter was that Decarnin had been absent from the label for months due to creative differences with the brand’s management. Since then Balmain womenswear designer Olivier Rousteing took over the reans of Decarnin’s position.
Unfortunately this is no good news.
Photo: Squa.re – the-sophisticated-distress-of-balmain-homme-spring summer-2010
4_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Elizabeth Taylor’s death
The most shocking news: Elizabeth Taylor’s death in March 2011.
5_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Kate Middleton’s stunning McQueen wedding dress
April, 29th 2011: Kate and William’s Royal wedding!
It was no surprise when it was announced that Sarah Burton for McQueen was going to create Kate Middlton’s one-of-a-kind wedding gown and the streamlined dress of her sister Pippa. Now, Burton is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. Kate’s choice to wear Alexander McQueen was not only a triumph for British fashion, but also an incredible tribute to the late designer who had passed away the previous year.
One of the best fashion moments of 2011!
Photo: Vogue Daily
6_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Alexander McQueen’s MET Exhibition
Fashion legend Alexander McQueen who committed suicide in February 2010 is even now two years after his death, one of the important fashion figure of this world. The genius of the late grate McQueen was honored and celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York on May 2nd, 2011. Savage Beauty, the title of McQueens exhibit at the MET went on through May until the end of July 2011.
The exhibit was the most success the MET ever had.
Photo: 34th Street Magazine
7_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Christian Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent
In September 2011, Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent over red-soled shoes due to consumer confusion and the use of the color “red” as a design element on an article of fashion. Eventually, the court ruled that the color “red” on the soles of shoes could not be granted as a trademark protection.
This story takes the boring cake.
8_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Elie Tahari & Levine invest in Catherine Malandrino
As of October 2011, Fashion has a new trio: Elie Tahari, Levine and Catherine Malandrino. The plan was to help Malandrino to grow her brand in Asia and Europe both at retail and wholesale. She will benefit from Tahari and Levine’s international resources.
Some good news!
Photo: Catherine Malandrino’s Facebook Fanpage, 10/12/11
9_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Emmanuell Alt takes over Vogue Paris
After Carine Roitfeld quit her job at Vogue Paris late last year, it was long uncertain who’s going to take over her post. She’d been an increadable chief-editor and who ever wanted to replace her had large shoes to fill. After months of speculation, the magazine’s former fashion director Emmanuelle Alt was named her successor.
10_The 10 most fashionable moments of 2011: Best red carpet dress
And the oscar goes to — Giovanna Battaglia! This woman in her vintage Stephen Sprouse gown was beyond every imagination. What a woman, what a dress. Could you have dressed better than her at the Cannes Film Festival? I doubt it!